Arts/Books

Tokini Peterside ART X Founder in conversation with Mo Abudu, Reni Folawiyo & Bolanle Austen-Peters

Africa’s leading artists prepare for Lagos Fair

The fair is aimed at increasing visibility of African artists

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INTERVIEW: Why we won’t allow Abuja arts village run 24 hours daily — Runsewe

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture explains why he is on war path with residents of the village.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed [Photo: Daily Trust]

Creative industry is Nigeria’s new oil- Lai Mohammed

Creative Industry Financing Conference kicks off in Lagos

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At Abuja arts and crafts village, change stirs tension

The recent change of guard at the Arts and Crafts Village in Abuja is generating ripples beneath its otherwise calm exterior.

Okey Ndibe [Photo: The Paradigm]

Author Okey Ndibe tours Nigeria to promote new books

The don will be talking about his recent novel, Never Look an American in the Eye.

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Germany-based Nigerian artists present ‘Wanderlust’ in Lagos

‘Wanderlust’ is a German word that describes a desire to travel and explore.

Moderator’s question on women’s ‘submission’ to men sparks heated debate

Moderator’s question on women’s ‘submission’ to men sparks heated debate

Hear Word! as it was presented at the Institut Français, highlighted a gamut of issues Nigerian women face regularly.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: dailypost.ng]

Gowon, Obasanjo extol virtues of Maimalari, first Nigerian Army regular combatant

A book on the life of the military officer killed during the 1966 military coup was presented in Abuja.

Yakubu Gowon

Book on Brigadier Maimalari killed in 1996 Coup for Public Presentation

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, is billed to chair the book launch.

Onuora Nzekwu

Encomiums galore as burial rites of ‘Eze Goes to School’ author begin

Mr. Nzekwu, a notable writer and editor, was born in Kafanchan on Feb. 19, 1928.

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode [Photo: Today.ng]

Lagos, Nigerian govt plan festival to help Africans in diaspora trace roots

The festival would be a replica of the 1977 Festival of Arts and Culture.

An artwork of Titi Omoighe at an exhibition in Temple Muse

‘Modern Interpretations,’ paintings by Titi Omoighe opens in Lagos

The exhibition is sponsored by luxury house, Moet Hennessey, and runs until August 30, 2017.

Books [Photo credit: www.nigeriaphysio.net]

Norway to digitise Nigerian books

“This is the first time that such an agreement has been entered into between two national libraries.”

Books [Photo credit: www.nigeriaphysio.net]

Lagos Book Club to host literary event

The stage play is based on excerpts from four books authored by Nigerians.

Models on the runway [Photo Credit: Fashion Walk Africa]

Four African countries to participate in Lagos fashion show

The carnival is billed for the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

Jowhor Ile [Photo Credit: Zina Saro-Wiwa]

African Literary Diversity Is Honoured, Many Days After

The winning novel is set is suburban Nigeria, a deeply introspective fare that deals with loss and family relations in the midst of Nigeria’s political and social crises.

Books [Photo credit: www.nigeriaphysio.net]

Benue begins translation of science textbooks into indigenous languages

Federal government officials have hailed the initiative.

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SPECIAL REVIEW: Clinton, Patterson in a writing coup, By Bisi Daniel

Former occupants of the White House have written books, but not a novel.

Jowhor Ile winner of Etisalat Literature Prize (Photo Credit: NAN)

Nigerian Writer, Jowhor Ile, wins 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize

Judges say three finalists were selected from a long list after fulfilling some criteria.

Romeo Oriogun

Nigeria’s Romeo Oriogun wins African Poetry Prize

The competition is open to African poets worldwide who are yet to publish a full poetry collection.

African drums [Photo: Spirit Tourism]

U. S., Cuba, others to participate in African Drums Festival

Twelve states in the country also confirmed their participation in the festival.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda, Jega, Aig-Imoukhuede, Mabogunje elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Soji Simpson

Soji Simpson: A Kind of Light

It is gratifying that we are remembering Soji Simpson with a part of him that is not missing, a living testimony to his talent and exertions.

Wunika Mukan (Project Manager), Prince Yemisi Shyllon (Steering Committee Member), Adenrele Sonariwo (Lead Curator, Nigeria In Venice), Ike Chioke (Steering Committee Member), Femi Lijadu (Representative of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Commissioner, Nigeria In Venice), Kavita Chellaram (Steering Committee Member) Ade Adekola (Steering Committee Member)

56 editions after, Nigeria debuts at Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale is the oldest cultural biennale, and one of the most prestigious large-scale art exhibitions.

Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie makes Fortune magazine’s list of 50 world leaders

Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’ recently won the “One Book, One New York” campaign.